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    About Lake Decatur
    Accessible from St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Chicago

    Lake Decatur is conveniently located less than 200 miles from St. Louis, Indianapolis, or Chicago.

    It is an ideal city escape with its own set of amenities, including the St. Mary’s Hospital and Decatur Airport.

    Stunning Span of Water for Recreation

    Lake Decatur is a reservoir covering 2,800 acres and boasting 30 miles of shoreline. The vast expanse of water allows for many lake activities like boating, fishing, sailing, or jet skiing.

    Join the Commodore Decatur Yacht Club to become part of a group of avid sailboaters that gather for friendly competitions and casual sailing. Nelson Park supplies a variety of fun activities with a mini-golf course, rope obstacle course, dog park, disc golf course, covered pavilion, and lake access.

    Zoo, Amphitheater, and More

    Scovill Zoo is a fun attraction featuring a variety of animals, exhibits, and more located on the east side of the lake. Catch a live concert at the lakeside Devon G. Buffet Amphitheater on the west side of the lake.

    Join the Country Club of Decatur to access a challenging 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, pools, a large clubhouse, and an invite to numerous social events.

    Lake Decatur is the place to be on the 4th of July, residents, and visitors gather on the water and along the shore to watch an impressive firework display over the lake.

    Excellent Lake Living

    Start living your ideal lake life on the beautiful waters of Lake Decatur.